Flinders NT Remote and Rural Interprofessional Placement Learning (RIPPL NT) welcomes Melba Ridd, Lecturer, Nursing and Allied Health.
Melba is new to the academic scene, but not new to the Northern Territory. She has a clinical background as a speech pathologist, working in the NT for nearly 10 years during which time she developed a strong interest in clinical education.
Melba is passionate about the provision of high-quality clinical placements for nursing and allied health students and aims to convince students of her opinion that the NT is the best place to live and work.
Despite commencing at Flinders NT only a week after staff returned to campus after working from home, Melba has felt welcomed and supported by her new colleagues.
Melba says, ‘At first I found it a bit intimidating to be working alongside lecturers from my own postgraduate course in clinical education! That said, they inspired me as a student and I’m sure they’ll continue to do so as colleagues. I’m looking forward to continuing to learn from them and contributing my own knowledge and skills to the important work of the RIPPL team’.